|Publication number||US7614691 B1|
|Application number||US 12/325,607|
|Publication date||Nov 10, 2009|
|Priority date||Dec 1, 2008|
|Publication number||12325607, 325607, US 7614691 B1, US 7614691B1, US-B1-7614691, US7614691 B1, US7614691B1|
|Inventors||Frances L. Schmitz|
|Original Assignee||Schmitz Frances L|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (15), Referenced by (9), Classifications (8), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present invention concerns that of a new and improved support cushion that is designed to allow an individual to sit in an upright position for a long period of time and also to serve alternatively as a neck pillow if needed.
The present invention concerns that of a new and improved support cushion that is designed to allow an individual to sit in an upright position for a long period of time and also to serve alternatively as a neck pillow if needed. The cushion is designed to be compact and lightweight and to be easily stored when not in use. The support cushion includes a padded seat, a backing attached to the padded seat, and a tube pillow capable of being removably attached to the backing.
There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of a support cushion that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of the support cushion that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.
In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the support cushion in detail, it is to be understood that the support cushion is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The support cushion is capable of other embodiments and being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of descriptions and should not be regarded as limiting.
As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present support cushion. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a support cushion which has all of the advantages of the prior art and none of the disadvantages.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a support cushion which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a support cushion which is of durable and reliable construction.
It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a support cushion which is economically affordable and available for relevant market segment of the purchasing public.
Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become more readily apparent from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiment when considered with the attached drawings and appended claims.
With reference now to the drawings, and in particular to
As best illustrated in
The support cushion 2 also comprises a padded seat 12 that has two surfaces comprising an upper surface 13 and a lower surface 14. The padded seat 12 also has two ends comprising a first end 15 and a second end 16 and two side edges comprising a first side edge 17 and a second side edge 18. The first end 15 of the support cushion 2 is pivotally attached to the second end 8 of the backing 4. The padded seat 12 has a layer of padding 42 in between two boundary layers 40 that enclose the padding 42.
The support cushion 2 further includes a handle 20 that is located on the upper surface 5 of the backing 4 near the first end 7 of the backing 4. Preferably, the padded seat 12 is thicker than the backing 4 portion.
The support cushion 2 also includes a tube pillow 22 that is attachable to the upper surface 5 of the backing 4 near the second end 8 of the backing 4. A first patch 24 is located on the upper surface 5 of the backing 4 near the second end 8 of the backing 4, with a second patch 26 being located on the tube pillow 22. The first patch 24 has a first plurality of attachment objects 28 on it, while the second patch 26 has a second plurality of attachment objects 30 on it. Between the first plurality of attachment objects 28 and the second plurality of attachment objects 30, one of the pluralities of attachment objects comprises a plurality of hooks 32 and the other plurality of attachment objects comprises a plurality of loops 34. Together, these two patches form a “hook and loop” attachment system.
In use, the support cushion 2 can be draped over a chair 50 or other object in a number of positions.
With respect to the above description then, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.
Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.
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|U.S. Classification||297/219.1, 297/230.13, 297/229, 5/922|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S5/922, A47C7/021|